Squawk Box Asia


  • Did Obama's no-show APEC hurt Asia pivot?     Wednesday, 9 Oct 2013 | 8:42 PM ET

    Curtis Chin, Managing Director, RiverPeak Group and former U.S. Ambassador to the Asian Development Bank says the U.S needs to do more than just diplomatic or defense efforts.

  • US is essentially bust: Pro     Wednesday, 9 Oct 2013 | 8:10 PM ET

    Peter Elston, Head of Asia Pacific Strategy & Asset Allocation at Aberdeen Asset Management, says politics is making it hard for the Fed to make a proper exit from QE.

  • HSBC: Defensive stocks priced for castastrophe     Wednesday, 9 Oct 2013 | 7:10 PM ET

    Bill Maldonado, CIO, Asia Pacific at HSBC Global Asset Management says the valuations of cyclical stocks are dirt cheap compared to defensives, which will ultimately hurt the latter sector.

  • Why isn't gold rising as a safe-haven trade?     Wednesday, 9 Oct 2013 | 6:52 PM ET

    Sean Hyman, Editor of Moneynews, Ultimate Wealth Report explains why gold hasn't responded to Yellen's nomination. He calls the gold sell-off a pullback and expects prices to hit $1,500-$1,600 soon.

  • Frank Holmes, CEO & CIO at U.S. Global Investors explains why the Fed won't start to taper QE for at least another 2 years. He also makes the case for gold and energy companies.

  • Will the mafia-linked scandal hurt Mizuho?     Tuesday, 8 Oct 2013 | 8:47 PM ET

    Lachlan Colquhoun, Head of Markets Analysis at East & Partners says Mizuho's scandal involving loans to criminal groups in Japan could damage the bank's reputation.

  • Marcus Svedberg, Chief Economist at East Capital draws similarities between Washington's looming debt default to the euro zone's debt mess.

  • Diverging fortunes for TSMC and UMC     Tuesday, 8 Oct 2013 | 7:44 PM ET

    Steven Pelayo, MD & Regional Head of Technology, Equity Research, at HSBC, discusses the state of Taiwan's major chip makers ahead of the release of September sales numbers.

  • Why US gridlock could spill into November     Tuesday, 8 Oct 2013 | 7:10 PM ET

    Glenn Maguire, Chief Economist, Asia Pacific at ANZ says the only solution to Washington's budget deadlock is to kick the can down the road and come up with a short-term plan.

  • Jim Paulsen, Chief Investment Strategist at Wells Capital Management says the U.S. fiscal drama is not a real crisis and it presents a 'whale of an opportunity' to buy good assets with beaten-down prices.

  • Spike in T-bill yields shows default fears growing Monday, 7 Oct 2013 | 11:55 PM ET

    Yields on one-month Treasury bills head higher, a sign that investors are nervous about the U.S. government defaulting on its debt obligations.

  • Prakriti Sofat, Regional Economist, Barclays says current account deficit will easily hit 3.5% of GDP this year. She says the government needs to implement reforms to increase the manufacturing share of exports.

  • John Sculley, Partner, Sculley Brothers says that the U.S. is struggling to find a balance with two different ideas of running an economy, noting that neighboring Canada is in a more stable state.

  • Dell's push into mobile devices     Monday, 7 Oct 2013 | 7:42 PM ET

    Peter Marrs, Executive Director, End User Computing, Asia-Pacific Japan at Dell unveils the company's new line of tablets and laptops in Asia as it shifts its focus towards smaller mobile devices.

  • David Walker, Former U.S. Comptroller General says the U.S. will never default on its debt and that the Treasury should prioritize its debt service payments.

  • Muhammad Chatib Basri, Finance Minister of Indonesia explains how the current account deficit is being reduced and rules out the prospect of capital controls.

  • Christopher Chan, President Director of Southeast Asia's largest tire maker, Gajah Tunggal, speaks about the impact of a potential TPP deal on its business in Indonesia.

  • Maersk: Container demand to rise 4-6%     Sunday, 6 Oct 2013 | 8:15 PM ET

    David Skov, Head, South China, Maersk Line expects global container demand to pick up to 4-6% growth in the next few years, as compared to a forecast of 2-3% gain this year.

  • US Trade Representative: TPP talks on track     Sunday, 6 Oct 2013 | 7:06 PM ET

    Michael Froman, United States Trade Representative discusses the possibility of a TPP deal by year-end and the prospect of China joining the 12-nation free trade agreement.

  • John Rice, vice chairman of General Electric, thinks the U.S budget stalemate will be resolved soon and explains why GE has reallocated capital to infrastructure projects in emerging markets.

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  • Bernie Lo and Susan Li co-anchor Squawk Box from CNBC's Hong Kong studio. Squawk Box, the marquee brand in business news, is where enlightening and engaging conversations about the top stories of the day take place. Get all your news and hear the views of top CEOs, influential asset managers and newsmakers. The programme also launches you into the Asia trading day, covering key market opens, including Tokyo, Hong Kong and Shanghai.

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